Brunswick Co. deputy’s vehicle struck during traffic stop

Brunswick Co. deputy’s vehicle struck during traffic stop

BRUSNWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - The vehicle of a Brunswick County deputy who was performing a traffic stop was struck by an impaired driver early Thursday morning, according to the sheriff’s office.

The deputy had stopped a driver on U.S. 74/76 between Leland and the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge at approximately 2:30 a.m. when a car driven by David Piatkowski came along and struck his vehicle, according to Trooper T. Chavis with the State Highway Patrol.

David Piatkowski
David Piatkowski (Source: Brunswick Co. Detention Center)

No one was injured in the incident.

Piatkowski has been charged with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and failure to move over for an emergency vehicle.

Omar Ramien Wade, the driver of the vehicle that was originally pulled over has been charged with driving while impaired, reckless driving-wanton disregard and possession of an open container.

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